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Driver posture: Adopting the Lotus position

LOTUS cars have many fine qualities – high performance and phenomenal roadholding being just two – but they are not normally associated with comfort.

However, the latest Elise comes with special seats as standard which are claimed to improve a driver’s posture and give greater comfort.

Called ProBax, the seats use special foam inserts to improve the postural position of the spine while also increasing blood flow to the lower limbs.

NuBax, the company which developed the seat, says that this results in quicker response times from drivers, reduces muscle fatigue and reduces the likelihood of conditions such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). NuBax also claims this results in improved productivity from staff.

At present Lotus is the only manufacturer to offer the seats, although five global car firms are currently trialling the technology.


A seat with Probax technology

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